Lee Crowell

Washington Square Park

we sat in Washington Square Park
on a slatted wood bench in the sun
your hair was tied back
and your face flushed pink with little beads of sweat
I stared at your breasts
while you peeled a grapefruit
and we spit the seeds into your paper bag

we walked back to the studio on sixth avenue
it was time for your class
and I had to catch a bus
we kissed for the first time
and when I turned to leave I could have cried
for that moment which would never be repeated
it's the damnedest thing how they never repeat

Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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  • Lee Crowell (7/3/2009 3:02:00 PM)

    I pray that Denis's poem is hugely successful, and that he'll send me a little gift for providing the inspiration. (or a big one if he gets rich)
    Seriously Denis, congratulations with your upcoming success. How can we obtain a copy of the publication?

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  • Denis MartindaleDenis Martindale (7/3/2009 7:20:00 AM)

    I wrote a piece of poetry based on Lee's poem.

    My poem, First Kiss Blues, was added here on

    poemhunter.com then /poem/ then first-kiss-blues/

    and has recently been accepted for publication

    here in the UK. Thanks, Lee.

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (5/28/2009 3:47:00 AM)

    I've read this yet again.I love it.

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  • Salu Salu (4/23/2009 1:35:00 AM)

    great! ! highly magnetical writing........good mems are to be cherished for ever.
    so it repeatedly haunt with more power..
    rgrds/salu

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  • Sebastine HumaemoSebastine Humaemo (3/31/2009 6:34:00 AM)

    hmmm soo cute..........much true.....all do cross such incdnt n life....10+++ sebastine

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  • Lily Law (3/27/2009 12:22:00 AM)

    Well penned..
    No one can escape from Love...
    ^-^

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  • C.R. ClarkC.R. Clark (3/26/2009 7:09:00 PM)

    A good write indeed, Lee. It's very true, every event in life is unique and not to be repeated. There may be many similar ones but, never another like the original. Best wishes
    Richard

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  • Sally Plumb (3/25/2009 1:54:00 PM)

    Brilliant, you big softie.

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  • Elbert Matt Loubser (3/25/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    damnedest, haha, true. it's the damnedest thing that breasts are so beautiful too, causes accidents

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  • Sasidharan Vellat MenonSasidharan Vellat Menon (3/24/2009 2:03:00 AM)

    Expressed your feelings well.

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  • Chelsi Ruffing (3/23/2009 9:12:00 PM)

    I think you did a very good job on this poem. I really enjoyed reading it.

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  • Ted Sheridan (3/23/2009 8:48:00 PM)

    Thanks for the invitation to read your poem. I really liked it. Different from most people and that's a good thing.

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  • Malini KadirMalini Kadir (3/23/2009 1:42:00 PM)

    straight from the heart......straight to reach out with a straight forward approach to reality...painted well with words...

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  • Dr Kamran Haider (3/23/2009 10:23:00 AM)

    the words are real and come straight from the soul of the poet... beautiful painting and a memorable piece... loved it...

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  • Kizza Michael (3/23/2009 5:38:00 AM)

    after reading this i can see why love is blind......it touched all the fibers of that day.....beautiful......

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  • Patrick McFarland (3/21/2009 11:56:00 PM)

    Nice work here Lee... 10

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  • Linda Moore (3/21/2009 10:59:00 PM)

    Flowing, smooth and unconstrained. Moments in time to remember, never to have again. Bittersweet.....10

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (3/21/2009 7:41:00 PM)

    enchanting verses..well penned a great one...

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  • Michael GaleMichael Gale (3/21/2009 5:33:00 PM)

    Great poem! Don't worry. Nobody thinks one is a sissy if they tell their true feelings about someone they might love.

    God bless people with feelings-MJG.

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (3/21/2009 7:30:00 AM)

    In poetry nothing is more thrilling than writing a real experience as it really happened. This is just beautiful

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